There are a few high-profile races in the off-year elections in Broome and Tioga counties.

Polling places will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Residents of Binghamton and Johnson City will be electing mayors, while voters in Tioga County will choose a district attorney.

Voters across New York State will decide the fate of six propositions, including a plan to authorize up to seven Las Vegas-style casinos.

In Broome County, 111,998 people are registered to vote in this year's election. In Tioga County, 30,671 people have registered.

Bernadette Toombs, Tioga County Republican Commissioner of Elections, says voting may take a bit longer at some polling sites because of few election inspectors are ill.

Toombs said several inspectors have reported being sick with flu-like symptoms. She asked voters to be patient if they encounter delays at certain polling places because of illnesses.

Toombs also encouraged people to consider seeking training to become an election inspector for next year.

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